Like a firmament

Like a firmament, devoid of edge or centre,
Meditate on vastness and infinity.
To understand the innate truth,
Unite skill and wisdom.

Like the sun and moon in all their glory,
Mediate clearly without darkness,
Knowing that all beings are your parents,
Love and show compassion to them.

Use the ocean as a parable,
Meditate without drowsiness or distraction.
To see the self-mind,
You should follow straight the gurus’ words.
Like this great Earth
Meditate with unshaken firmness.
To make yourself a vessel of the Dharma
Meditate beyond all words.

— Milarepa

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Batter him, batter him, rip out the heart
Of our grasping for ego, our love for ourselves!
Trample him, trample him, dance on the head
Of this treacherous concept of selfish concern!
Tear out the heart of this self-centred butcher
Who slaughters our chance to gain final release!

— The Wheel of Sharp Weapons - The Mahayana Buddhist Text